Past Events

  • [External Collaboration] Professor Alison Young...

    29 March 2018 (Thu) , 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    At Singapore's National Library

    On 29 March, Professor of Social Sciences (Urban Studies) Jane M Jacobs hosted an event ‘Street Art and Cultural Value: the place of art in a public city’, where Professor Alison Young from the University of Melbourne presented research on the intricacies of street art as a cultural practice, the complexities of the reception of...

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  • [Workshop] The Inaugural Yale-NUS Mapathon

    26 February 2018 (Mon) , 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    At Computer Lab

    On Feb. 26, the Yale-NUS College Urban Studies Department organized the inaugural Yale-NUS Mapathon. 12 Yale-NUS students from Yale-NUS gathered at the Computer Lab to learn how to use geospatial technology to create digital maps. Their purpose was to contribute to the open-source Geographic Information System (GIS) called OpenStreetMap. Partici...

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  • [Speaker Series] Professor Roland Fletcher R...

    14 February 2018 (Wed) , 6:30 PM
    At Saga Lecture Theatre 1

    Urban Studies joined with Yale-NUS Ancient Worlds Cluster to host a Public Lecture by archaeologist, Professor Roland Fletcher (University of Sydney). Prof. Fletcher is an expert on settlement growth and decline over time. He is author of The Limits of Settlement Growth, and lead scientist on the Greater Ankor Project, which has used remote sens...

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  • [External Collaboration] Constructing Singapore...

    17 August 2017 (Thu) , 6:00-7:30PM
    At Yale-NUS Performance Hall
    Speaker(s): Dr Limin Hee

    In August 2017, Urban Studies at Yale-NUS and Centre for Liveable Cities  co-hosted a panel discussion on Public Space in Singapore that attracted almost 100 students and members of the public. The panel discussion was moderated by Prof Jane M. Jacobs and took as its starting point Dr Limin Hee’s 2017 book Constructing Singapore Public Space. Pa...

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  • [Workshop] Community Planning in China Workshop...

    23 June 2017 (Fri)
    At Yale-NUS College

    On June 23rd and 24th 2017, 20 international planning scholars gathered at Yale-NUS College for a workshop entitled “Community Planning in China.” Featuring nine original papers, the workshop explored emergent practices of planning and development in China’s urban and rural communities. Workshop participants discussed the constitution of communi...

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  • [Speaker Series] Connectography

    9 February 2017 (Thu) , 6-7PM
    At Elm Student Commons
    Speaker(s): Dr Parag Khanna

    Dr Parag Khanna, Senior Researcher Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, visited Yale-NUS to present ideas from his recent book Connectography. He discussed the emerging global network civilisation where connectivity redefines the map, and its implication on systems change for geopolitics, th...

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  • [Industry Outreach] PiD: Designing with People ...

    25 January 2017 (Wed) , 6-8PM
    At Elm Student Commons
    Speaker(s): Mizah Rahman

    Mizah Rahman, co-founder and director for Participate in Design (PiD), shared the firm’s work on participatory planning. While public places in Singapore have been traditionally designed, planned and managed by experts and public officers, PiD aims to create sustainable solutions by facilitating and realising shared visions within communit...

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  • [Exhibition] Cities of the Global South: Habita...

    17 October 2016 (Mon) , 6:00-7:30PM
    At Library Commons and Cafe Agora

    In tandem with the opening of the UN Habitat III Conference in Quito Ecuador, students from the Cities of the Global South class held a poster exhibition analyzing key dimensions and policy units associated with the Habitat III Conference and agenda, and potential policy solutions to address global urban challenges and futures. The exhibition wa...

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  • [Industry Outreach] Innovative Urban Solutions ...

    11 October 2016 (Tue) , 6:00-8:15PM
    At Elm Student Commons
    Speaker(s): Nina Yang

    As part of an industry-focused series, Chief Operating Officer of Singbridge Corporate Pte Ltd Mrs Nina Yang spoke about innovative urban solutions in city development. She currently oversees Singbridge’s investments in urban projects including Guangzhou Knowledge City, Sino-Singapore Chengdu Innovation Park, and Sino-Tianjin Eco-City. In additi...

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  • [External Collaboration] Future Cities Laborato...

    14 September 2016 (Wed) , 4.00-5.30pm
    At Yale-NUS Performance Hall
    Speaker(s): Timothy Morton

    Yale-NUS College hosted the first keynote address of the 2016 FCL Annual Conference. Professor Timothy Morton of Rice University delivered a talk entitled “Where Are All the Megacities?” in which he introduced his ontological theory of “hyperobjects”. Prof. Nick Smith served as respondent, applying Morton’s remarks to the study of urbanisa...

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